We are very pleased to feature an award recently received by our outstanding women winemakers in the 2021 International Women’s Wine Competition. The International Women’s Wine Competition, judged entirely by highly trained female professionals in the wine industry including winemakers, wine educators, buyers and media. The judges recognize not only the best wines submitted, but also the wines they feel would appeal most to women wine buyers and consumers.
2021 International Women’s Wine Competition Gold Medal Winners from Chateau Beaubois, Costieres de Nimes AOC, Rhone
2020 Château Beaubois Cuvée Expression Rosé received 95 Points and Double Gold. This delicious blend of 60% Syrah, 30% Grenache, and 10% Cinsaut is Demeter Certified Biodynamic and produced using only native yeast. It’s a fantastic year-round rosé, perfectly paired with everything from salads and cheese to BBQ. The wine is Made with 100% Organic Grapes, Sugar Free and Vegan Friendly.
Tasting Notes: Clear pale pink reflects with a purple iridescence. Fine nose of peach, raspberries, red currants, grapefruit and exotic fruits. Lively and full on the palate with aromas of red fruits. An expressive rosé, refreshing and crisp, which could be served during aperitif and throughout the meal.
2020 Château Beaubois Cuvèe Expression White received 94 points and a Gold Medal. The unique blend of 40% Roussanne, 40% Grenache, 10% Viognier and 10% Rolle is Demeter Certified Biodynamic and produced using only native yeast. The winery’s location near the ocean is reflected in its beautiful minerality. It’s perfect with seafood, appetizers and cheese and will make a unique addition to every special occasion and Holiday meal.
Tasting Notes: Yellow with silver iridescence. Nose of white flower and lemon. A refreshing and acidulous mouthfeel with notes of citrus and white pepper and a salty, iodine finish. A fresh and crisp wine.
Woman Winemaker Fanny Boyer, Chateau Beaubois
Château Beaubois represents 60 hectares and is situated at the very South of the Appellation of the Rhone Valley, in the Costières de Nimes. 10 km away from the Sea and the city of Nimes and situated at 10 meters of altitude. Château Beaubois’ “Expression” line truly embodies this unique AOC of the Rhone Valley known for its innovation and commitment to sustainability. The lineage of women of influence and ownership at Chauteau Beaubois runs deep. Fanny Boyer and her brother François are the 4th generation to take over the helm of the winery. Fanny is the current winemaker, having studied at the Nimes Agricultural School for Viticulture and Oenology, then at Agropolis in Montpellier for 2 more years in oenology and wine business. She and her brother both held many positions at various vineyards before coming home to be the winemaker at the family estate. “The best day of the year for me is the day of trying all of the blends. I stop tasting new wines in the cellar for 30 to 40 days just to discover again the new wines of a new vintage and start a new page to build the range again that year.”